Nomadic Micronation Theory

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The Nomadic Micronation Theory (originally in Portuguese: Teoria da Micronação Nômade) is a political theory of Micropatriology developed by Arthur Brum, King of Ebenthal. It consists of the possibility of changing the geographic location of micronational states.

Background

The first thoughts on the theory begun in late 2019 when Arthur Brum, then reigning as King Arthur I of Roschfallen, pretended to abdicate the Roschfallenian throne to become King of Ebenthal. In a discussion with Raphael Sousa, who invited him to take the Ebenthali throne, Arthur argued he would "dismember" Roschfallen by removing himself from the micronation and, with him, his immediate family's lands, properties and assets, which would become part of Ebenthal. Raphael then recalled that the city of Arturia (present-day Gillisburgh) had been emptied geographically and populously with the deposition of High King Mateus I of Ebenthal, which caused the properties of House of Beato to cease being counted as national territory, and thus, as part of the city. This was a first wake up call to the geographical volatility provided by micronationalism. As Arthur ascended to the Ebenthali throne, the Conclave of Ebenthal passed a bill by which the King's residence, then the Lindalva Palace, would be incorporated to the Royal City of Arturia, while his immediate family would be granted Ebenthali citizenship.

Meanwhile, Roschfallen's capital city of Triunphus, formely mostly composed by Arthur's family properties, lost almost the wholeness of it's territory and population with his abdication. Not much time later, the city had recovered almost all it's former size and population by incorporating Roschfallen new King Fernando I's family's lands and granting the family members Roschfallenian citizenship. In a brief conversation with Fernando, Arthur said that the city had "crawled through the streets of Rio de Janeiro and found a new form".

The subject would be abandoned until June 2020, when Arthur decided to integrate his stepfather's (of whom he is the sole heir) lands in Magé, which had been part of Roschfallen's Gros Morne Department during Arthur's reign in that country, into Ebenthal as the Principality of Carlenburg. The subject was also revived in August 2020 when Arthur and the Royal Family moved to a new residence, the Kings Palace, which was promplty incorporated into Gillisburgh's territory, which ultimatelly was the reason for the official development of this theory.

Tenets

The main theoretical point of micronational nomadism is that as micronations generally claim personal or family private properties and land as sovereign territory, and given the volatile political nature, that is, prone to change, from micronations, the change in national leadership can result in loss and gain of individual sovereign territories. That is, when a micronationalist leaves a micronation, the micronation loses sovereignty over that micronationalist's territory; likewise, when a micronationalist ascends to that micronation, the micronation gains sovereignty over its territory.

It is important, however, to emphasize that the acquisition and loss of sovereignty over the properties of micronationalists is not necessarily a rule, and is often restricted to micronational leadership, that is, to the heads of state and government of a micronation.

Given, it is remarkable how easily a micronation can change its borders widely and, in fact, change its geographic location. And what is applied to a micronation as a whole can be applied equally to its subdivisions; provinces and cities, such as micronations, may have their geographical boundaries altered even to the point of totally losing their original territory, moving to another territory through the acquisition of sovereignity while remaining the same administrative entity.

School of thought

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